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I'm seeing squiggly lines in vision. Do I need to get new glasses?

I'm seeing squiggly lines in vision. Do I need to get new glasses?

No: Curved, wavy lines moving in your vision are likely to be floaters, and if not a new symptom, are likely to be completely benign. New onset floaters, however, warrant an evaluation with an eye md, to rule out a retinal tear. On the other hand, if objects known to be straight are now curved (like door frames), a macular condition could be the cause. This also warrants an evaluation with an eye md. ...Read more

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Is seeing squiggly lines caused by blood pressure?

Is seeing squiggly lines caused by blood pressure?

See doctor: Although extreme elevations in blood pressure could cause visual disturbance, ophthalmologic and neurologic evaluation is needed to determine the cause of visual disturbance. ...Read more

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I'm seeing weird squiggly lines in my field of vision. Could this be bad?

I'm seeing weird squiggly lines in my field of vision. Could this be bad?

YES!: It could be a retinal problem like a retinal tear or detachment, or an ocular migraine. See an eye doctor and get a dilated retinal exam asap. ...Read more

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I have been seeing these squiggly lines in my eyes, they start off small and get bigger to the point where I can't see with a migraine. What is this?

I have been seeing these squiggly lines in my eyes, they start off small and get bigger to the point where I can't see with a migraine. What is this?

See neurologist: I assume you are saying that you see these lines prior to a headache. If so that sounds like the aura of a migraine. In any case I suggest seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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Just now started seeing squiggly multicolored lines in my vision. Both eyes, happened very suddenly. Should I make a visit to the emergency room?

Just now started seeing squiggly multicolored lines in my vision. Both eyes, happened very suddenly. Should I make a visit to the emergency room?

Vision change: This could be an ocular migraine. Are there any other symptoms? If it is, these usually resolve within a few hours. If symptom persist, you should definitely be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I've got -50 vision and I've been experiencing seeing small white squigglies quite often. Could it be dangerous long-term?

I've got -50 vision and I've been experiencing seeing small white squigglies quite often. Could it be dangerous long-term?

Floaters: Sounds like you are seeing floaters. Many times, floaters are benign. However, there are some serious causes of floaters that can lead to loss of vision. It is best to see an eye md for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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If im seeing spots in my vision like squiggly lines black and brown and my eye really dark does that mean vision loss? I have hydro

See eye doctor ASAP!: Squiggly lines in the vision with what sounds like a loss of vision (as you describe"dark vision") is worrisome for a hemorrhage inside the eye or a retinal detachment. While the floaters you describe are often associated with normal aging changes of the vitreous gel, sometimes complications like bleeding or a retinal detachment can follow. See your eye doctor immediately! ...Read more

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What causes seeing doubles?

What causes seeing doubles?

Diploplia: Causes of double vision can include misalignment of the eyes, optical problems like cataracts or corneal scarring, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, intoxication, etc. ...Read more

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Why am I seeing wavy lines?

Why am I seeing wavy lines?

Get checked: Wavy lines could be a vitreous problem, retinal (macular) problem or migraine. You should have a dilated eye exam asap, preferably by a retina specialist. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be seeing stars?

What does it mean to be seeing stars?

Retinal light flash: Seeing stars is the expression for the light patterning seen when an eye is struck. The retina only has nerves of vision and so when any stimulus -pressure, temperature, contusion - strikes the retina, it registers light. Boxers are familiar with this. ...Read more

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Why am I seeing prisms around my vision?

Why am I seeing prisms around my vision?

Migraine: You are probably experiencing occipital migraine. You can confirm this by seeing if the same things occurs in each eye when you cover one and then the other. These usually are short lasting (5 min to 2 hours) and cause no permanent changes. If this test does not work as I have indicated, then see your ophthalmologist for a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why am I seeing bugs that are not even there?

Why am I seeing bugs that are not even there?

Warrants evaluation: If you see objects which are not present that warrants medical evaluation. Sometimes this can be related to mental health or medical conditions. ...Read more

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I'm seeing floating black specks what causes this?

I'm seeing floating black specks what causes this?

May be floaters: Floaters are due to imperfections in the clear gel inside the eyeball, and tend to become noticeable as a person ages. Floaters occur in many people, and sometimes are more noticeable if one is looking at a plain blank surface such as a blue sky. Large numbers of floaters, noticeably increasing floaters, flashes of light, changes in vision, etc..., should be evaluated by an md eye doctor. ...Read more

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Why can't I stop seeing the negative in everything?

Why can't I stop seeing the negative in everything?

Learned behavior.: It is a learned pattern of behavior. The good thing is that it can be unlearned and replaced with an healthier outlook. Why not look into cognitive behavioral therapy? ...Read more

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Why do I see squiggles of light every once in a while?

Why do I see squiggles of light every once in a while?

Possible migraine: You need to see an opthamologist (not optomotrist) to thoroughly evaluate your eyes to rule out any medical problem. If their examination shows nothing specific, then possible migraine. ...Read more

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Why am I seeing fast results when I started to work out?

Why am I seeing fast results when I started to work out?

Youth & Good Genes?: Summary pretty well covers it. Late adolescent/young adult muscles respond best to exercise. Different genetic endowments respond differently to exercise too. You have your age in your favor & probably are gifted in your musculoskeletal system. Also, if you have a history of significant exercise & laid off for awhile, muscles previously developed have "muscle memory" & respond faster & grow more. ...Read more

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I'm seeing black dots floating around, is something wrong?

See an eye doctor: This starts to occur at a certain age in many people where they see "floaters". Depending on degree your eye doc will have possible solutions for you. ...Read more

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What does it mean to see flashing lights and squiggly lines?

What does it mean to see flashing lights and squiggly lines?

Needs evaluation: This if in one eye only is usually due to disturbance of the fluids of the back of the eye or the retina. Since it can be serious, you should be evaluated for this occurrence - especially if persistent. Occipital migraines can also create this visual disturbance but will disappear in several minutes to several hours, and occurs in both eyes at the same time. ...Read more

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Is it normal to start seeing or imaging stuff while im high?

Is it normal to start seeing or imaging stuff while im high?

Depends: On what you are using to get high. There are many psychotropic drugs that may cause hallucinations. Although marijuana does not typically cause hallucinations per se, it could be laced with a stronger drug. ...Read more

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What to do if I have trouble seeing different shades of blue?

What to do if I have trouble seeing different shades of blue?

See eye doctor: Certain types of color blindness are hereditary, whereas certain eye conditions may cause color misperceptions. You should be evaluated by an eye care professional to determine if there is an underlying disease that requires treatment. If none, then your doctor can give you information on coping strategies to deal with your visual deficits. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How long would it take until I start seeing results in exercise?

How long would it take until I start seeing results in exercise?

Depends: How long it will take to see results depends on your current shape, your fitness routine, and your diet. Ideally, you ought to see some increased muscle definition within a few weeks, 2-3 weeks would be the soonest you might see a difference. ...Read more

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I am seeing a dot in my vision and I don't know what to do. Help?

I am seeing a dot in my vision and I don't know what to do. Help?

Vitreous floater: Vitreous floater is a separation of the vitreaous, which is the gel in the back of the eye. This usually resolves in 6weeks to 6 months. If is worsens, please see your eye care professional. ...Read more

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I need guidance with my mental health. Who to start with seeing first?

I need guidance with my mental health. Who to start with seeing first?

Psychiatrist: Probably best 2 start with the pro trained 2 look at all aspects of a mental health problem & it's treatment. ...Read more

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Seeing my psych scares me so much I dissociate, how can I better get my symptoms across?

Seeing my psych scares me so much I dissociate, how can I better get my symptoms across?

Write it down: Some patients have found it helpful to write brief notes about their symptoms and concerns prior to their appointment. You could hand this to your doctor and then work from there to discuss your symptoms and treatment plan. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of shock from seeing something disturbing like mutilation and murder?

What are the symptoms of shock from seeing something disturbing like mutilation and murder?

Response to horror: I agree with dr. Rao about feeling shock, bewilderment, and fear when seeing something disturbing like mutilation and murder. The person also often feels helpless -- not able to do anything in the situation. Also, some have dissociative symptoms: numbness, detachment, decreased emotional responsiveness; reduced awareness of surroundings; derealization; depersonalization; sometimes amnesia too. ...Read more

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I'm midlife and having a hard time seeing what my purpose for life is anymore, what can I do?

Finding purpose: Having a purpose in life is critically important to our mental and physical well-being. One technique I use is to imagine you are celebrating your 90th birthday with family and friends. Each one comes up to a podium and tells the audience how you have played a role in his/her life. What do you want them to say; what do you want the others to hear? A life coach may be able to help you with this. ...Read more

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I'm worid I just got off my pirod 2 weeks ago I started seeing spoting now on my pirod again?

I'm worid I just got off my pirod 2 weeks ago I started seeing spoting now on my pirod again?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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My vision appears fuzzy and I have Been seeing little black dots for a couple of months now. What is this?

My vision appears fuzzy and I have Been seeing little black dots for a couple of months now. What is this?

Blurred vision: What "this" is….it is time to see an eye doctor for an exam. It's been going on a couple of months - it's not getting better, go get your eyes checked. ...Read more

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What can I do to accept and love myself without seeing a professional? I want to accept myself and my body

What can I do to accept and love myself without seeing a professional? I want to accept myself and my body

How to accept body: Do a reading course.
Start reading books about self improvement.
Book by k. Gyurs about loving your body mirror, mirror on the wall. Read lots of different books and also meditate and do yoga. ...Read more

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Dr. Iam suffering from P.I.V.D.since one month. After seeing Dr. The pain has not subsided totally. Pl advice.

Dr. Iam suffering from P.I.V.D.since one month. After seeing Dr. The pain has not subsided totally. Pl advice.

Physical therapy?: Have you been doing PT? If not, you should. Give it a two month period and then see your MD for further evaluation. ...Read more

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When eliminating a food you think you might be allergic too, how long does it take to start seeing results?

When eliminating a food you think you might be allergic too, how long does it take to start seeing results?

Different timings: There are different timings of allergic reactions by your body. Some are immediate reactions within minutes of ingestion or exposure to an allergen. Some are delayed reactions, and these can happen even weeks after exposure. Depending on what the type of reaction you are having is, you can see results almost immediately after stopping the offender, or it may take weeks for symptoms to settle down. ...Read more

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My husband is a shrink and he says any good shrink knows a good haircut is better then seeing a shrink, do you agree?

My husband is a shrink and he says any good shrink knows a good haircut is better then seeing a shrink, do you agree?

It might be: Scarier to see a shrink for some, but seeing a shrink may help to save someone's life. I am not sure that the same can be said for getting your hair cut. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling very uneasy and anxious at times seeing the situations in world. Do you ever feel like this?

What to do if I'm feeling very uneasy and anxious at times seeing the situations in world. Do you ever feel like this?

Many people do: The current world events could make anyone anxious. This is, where mindfulness and staying in the present are very helpful. When you recognize that in this moment you are safe, it is soothing. Do your best to keep returning to the present from thoughts about the past or the future. ...Read more